Opening day for football was in big old Boron! What a place, we were driving around before the game because we got there early (it does not take 1 1/2 hours to get there) and Jimi, Sami and I all said it looks JUST like the town from the movie Cars. It even has a HUGE Tonka looking truck parked in the middle of town. Then we were driving around and something was said about the police in that town and the kids all said, "mom, towns this small don't have cops!" duh stupid mom. And I said "in towns like this EVERYONE is a cop" hahah.... sure enough we drive down the next street and drive by the Sheriff station and there are at least 100 cops. (I'm sure a lot were the volunteers) They had cars, and quads and funny helmets, and radios. I just sat back and smiled because I swear my kids really believed at that moment that I REALLY did know EVERYTHING! So, your wondering why all the cops? We were too, but our question was answered a short time later when we say them ALL at the Opening Day games. I guess football and cheer parents are the most dangerous kind. (I absolutely believe that!) Opening day for the cheerleaders is a JOKE! They learn this stupid dance for weeks and when they actually preform it, NOBODY can even see them, so they are just sitting in the HOT sun all day for NO reason, I think I won't let Jimi do it next year. She did great though, but she always does. Darn overachiever. Trever had GREAT games, they play 4 games that are each about 20 minutes long, and they don't keep score. Trever is the running back and back up quarterback. So he runs the ball... he breaks tackles like crazy and the funniest part of the day was when Trever broke about 6 tackles ran down the field, was ALMOST in the end zone and a kid from the other team came running in from the side line and tackled him. I have video and everyone says, "where did that kid come from?" Trever has some speed so he had pulled away from the pack and it was all open road, or so he thought. It was funny. It probably wouldn't have been if he would have gotten hurt, or if it were a real game, but it's quiet funny. He hurt 2 kids. As a mom this is a hard situation, when your kid hits another and gets up and keeps hitting, but the other kid is still lying on the field, part of you feels bad, it does. But the other part is filming and cheering inside, thinking... how much does he get paid for that hit? (bad bad mom) He had one great sack, he hit the quarterback so hard he flew into the running back, they both laid there for a minute and when they got up the quarterback was shaking his head, needless to say, he watched for Trever for the rest of the game. The ref told Trever he couldn't hit from the back and I guess that's where it is a good idea for security because both Jim and I were upset, because it was a COMPLETELY legal it, he sacked the quarterback, you can hit him in the back if you want. Trever was nervous to hit after that so Jim let the ref know that he didn't know what he was talking about and to not teach HIS kid the WRONG way to play football. It came out something like "Don't screw up my kid when he can hit like that!" It was fun. One of his cousins, Hannah is playing too, they even had a Hurley sandwich. She is doing good, we're proud of her. I am trying to get her to flip her hair or check her nails after she knocks down the boys, but she won't do it. It's still early in the season though.
We don't know what exactly has happened to our Alex. When he wanted to play baseball we said o.k. never did we imagine he would be hitting them out of the park and make all stars his first year, but football, come on. He hasn't played for 3 years and wanted to play this year. He is on the senior team, which are really BIG boys. Alex has discovered what his body can do, and how to do it. HE IS AMAZING! It is so fun to watch him. He can HIT, and make kids fly, he isn't the fastest but he can get around almost ANYONE! He can catch. He can just about do it all. He is so excited out there he can't hold still, he is focused and energized and doing great! He starts on offense and defense, he had an INCREDIBLE sack in one of the scrimmages. Tons of great hits. It is Alex's time to shine. He is putting a lot of heart into football this year and it is great to see. He is really enjoying it. It's hard for me because he is now taller than me, and 6 pack abs and big old biceps. It's hard to discipline a kid that's bigger than you. Spanking probably wouldn't work anymore. We are hoping that football will be the incentive he needs to keep his grades up. So far so good. I have no still pictures of Alex or Jimi, I do have video, but they were so far away I couldn't get any shots of them. Next time, I promise!